STRING SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS

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SPRING 2023 AUDITION DAYS!

All musicians, regardless of major, are encouraged to audition for scholarships. 2023 Scholarship Auditions will take place on the K-State campus or virtually. See audition options below.

Sign Up To Audition!

Click on the following link to sign up for one of our audition days (dates and details below):

Apply to Audition

KSU String Division Future Wildcat Day! Thursday, February 2, 2023.

Join our team for a day filled with fun student activities including attending classes, sitting in on a KSUSO rehearsal, and hanging out with the amazing music students at K-State. You may also sign up to receive a mini-lesson and/or audition for scholarships throughout the day. For more information, contact Bridget O'Neill (btoneill@ksu.edu), KSUSO Student Ambassador, or Dr. Rachel Dirks (rdirks@ksu.edu).

KSU String Division Scholarship Auditions - Saturday, February 4, 2023

Auditions for all KSU String Division Scholarships (Majors, Minors, and Non-Majors) will be held throughout the day. When you sign up (see link above), you may choose to audition in the morning or afternoon, whichever works best for your schedule and travel plans.

You may also schedule an individual on-campus audition if the audition dates above do not work in your schedule. Contact Dr. Rachel Dirks (rdirks@ksu.edu) or Prof. Madeleine Jansen (mjansen@ksu.edu) to schedule an individual audition.

AUDITION REPERTOIRE

  1. Two three-octave scales: one major and one melodic minor scale
  2. Concerto movement or equivalent piece
  3. Contrasting piece or etude.
  4. No accompaniment necessary.

PLEASE SEND ME MORE INFORMATION

If you would like more information about the orchestra, becoming a music major or minor, or the string scholarship audition process, please fill out the following contact information survey.

CONTACT INFORMATION SURVEY

You can also contact either Dr. Rachel Dirks or Prof. Madeleine Jansen via email anytime with specific questions or concerns.

CAN I AUDITION VIRTUALLY?

Students are strongly encouraged to attend one of the in-person audition days. Musicians unable to attend an in-person audition, however, may submit their performance via Google or YouTube video link. Please contact Dr. Rachel Dirks (rdirks@ksu.edu) if you would like more information about submitting your audition virtually.

HOW TO MAKE AN AUDITION VIDEO

1. Arrange the camera frame horizontally and make sure your entire upper body and instrument can be viewed throughout the audition.

2. Audition components (scales, concerto, contrasting piece) may be recorded within one performance or separately and then compiled/edited into one video link entry.

3. Please begin the audition video with an introduction of who you are including your name, instrument, where you are from, and your intended major and/or minor field of study. Follow the introduction with your scales, concerto, and finally your contrasting piece.

4. Once you have organized and compiled your video, please submit your audition via email (rdirks@ksu.edu) using a link to a Google file (shared as "viewer") or an unlisted YouTube video. Virtual auditions must be received by Wednesday, February 8, 2023 to be considered for preferred scholarships.

Music performance and music education majors, as well as music minors, who choose this option must also complete a string division interview via Zoom. Once your video link is received, you will be contacted to schedule an interview. These interviews will take place before February 15, 2023. For more information about the interview process, please contact Dr. Rachel Dirks (rdirks@ksu.edu).

Inquiries

Dr. Rachel Dirks (rdirks@ksu.edu) or Prof. Madeleine Jansen (mjansen@ksu.edu)
109 McCain; School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
1501 Goldstein Circle
Kansas State University; Manhattan KS 66506-4702
Fax: (785) 532-6899